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Old 07-09-2014, 08:15 PM
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Replacing transmission.

Ok got the word from the dealership today that my transmission is toast and need to be replaced. After I picked my jaw up off the floor from the quote I got ($5000 to $7000 all in), I'm wondering what a new tranny should cost me in the real world (outside of the dealership). Can anyone give me an idea? Plan is to call a couple shops over the next few days but I don't want to go in without a clue.

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Ok got the word from the dealership today that my transmission is toast and need to be replaced. After I picked my jaw up off the floor from the quote I got ($5000 to $7000 all in), I'm wondering what a new tranny should cost me in the real world (outside of the dealership). Can anyone give me an idea? Plan is to call a couple shops over the next few days but I don't want to go in without a clue.

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Wow. Where are you located? That seems excessively high. Depending on what you get, rebuilt, new etc, you should be in the $2000 -$3500 range. Some use jasper trannys so ask around about those.

I think the stearlership is taking you for a ride on this.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:03 AM
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They are trying to totally screw you ,...you should be paying between $2000 -$2800
for a total warranted rebuild with a new torque converter.

What was it doing / not doing , that you need a rebuild ??
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:04 PM
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They are trying to totally screw you ,...you should be paying between $2000 -$2800
for a total warranted rebuild with a new torque converter.

What was it doing / not doing , that you need a rebuild ??
They are trying to tell me its been running without fluid for a while and has burned up all the insides (funny considering it gets in for regular servicing at the dealership). I'm already into it for over $1000 just to have them look at it (7hrs @$150 per hour) and then they want $5000 for the tranny and more labour and parts on top of that, in the end probably well over $7000, hard to justify on a vehicle that might get $5000 on a trade-in.
Waiting to hear back from Ford Financing to see if they can put us into a new truck.

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They are trying to tell me its been running without fluid for a while and has burned up all the insides (funny considering it gets in for regular servicing at the dealership). I'm already into it for over $1000 just to have them look at it (7hrs @$150 per hour) and then they want $5000 for the tranny and more labour and parts on top of that, in the end probably well over $7000, hard to justify on a vehicle that might get $5000 on a trade-in.
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$1000 just to look at it ? What is the flat rate for simply removing the transmission ?
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:03 AM
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They are trying to tell me its been running without fluid for a while and has burned up all the insides (funny considering it gets in for regular servicing at the dealership). I'm already into it for over $1000 just to have them look at it (7hrs @$150 per hour) and then they want $5000 for the tranny and more labour and parts on top of that, in the end probably well over $7000, hard to justify on a vehicle that might get $5000 on a trade-in.
Waiting to hear back from Ford Financing to see if they can put us into a new truck.

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The problem with that theory is, when the fluid gets too low, the truck won't move, so there's no way you can drive it when the fluid gets too low. I probably would have found a used trans and had it installed.
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:06 PM
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easier fix, just bought a 2011 F150 XTR with only 46000 KM's on it. Guess its time to move up the sub-forum list

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easier fix, just bought a 2011 F150 XTR with only 46000 KM's on it. Guess its time to move up the sub-forum list

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Sounds like the dealer got you right into the position they wanted you,
how much did they give you for a truck that needed $7000 worth of work ?
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:43 AM
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actually it was a different dealership, they covered the outstanding balance, plus a little extra, and took very good care of us. Will not return to the original dealership ever again, second dealership couldn't believe that the sales dept. never even tried to contact me, oh well their loss.

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actually it was a different dealership, they covered the outstanding balance, plus a little extra, and took very good care of us. Will not return to the original dealership ever again, second dealership couldn't believe that the sales dept. never even tried to contact me, oh well their loss.

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Wow ,...a good luck story ,..
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Just replaced my transmission at a price of $4500. Shop "beefed" it up to accomodate for larger wheels, gears, etc.
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